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Download and Install Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3 on Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel and Pixel XL

Google has released Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3 for Google devices and it sounds great. The developers will be more benefited from this Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3 as final Android O APIs and an official SDK are available to start building their apps.

There will be more stability to third party app testing in this update. As Google already mentioned before developers can start building their apps based on Android O 8.0 and Publish it in play store. Obviously, Android O 8.0 developer preview is only available for Google Devices for now. So, if you own any one of the Google devices then you can taste the Android O 8.0.

If you have already enrolled in Android O Beta Program then you will receive update notification to download and install Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3 onto your device. If you didn’t get any notification then go check in settings –> about device –> Software update. If there is no update, then you have to wait for the update to come to your region. It may take few weeks to reach all corners of the world. But if you can’t wait for the official OTA Update then you can manually update your device to Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3.

DISCLAIMER

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PRE-REQUISITES

  • This Update is only for Nexus and Pixel Smartphones.
  • Follow the below Guide Exactly, or else it may lead to brick your device. TheDroidGuru.com is not responsible for any damage.
  • We recommend to take complete backup and proceed.
  • Maintain 50-60% battery to prevent sudden shutdown between the process.

Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3

Downloads

  1. Nexus 5X
  2. Nexus 6P
  3. Pixel
  4. Pixel XL
  5. ADB and fastboot drivers

Steps to Install Android O Developer Preview 3 on Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel and Pixel XL

Unlock Bootloader

  • First enable the USB debugging, and OEM unlock in developer options, to do that you have to enable ‘Developer Options’ by going to ‘About phone’ in settings and tapping build number seven times.
  • Now go to Developer options in settings and Enable USB debugging and OEM unlock.
  • Download and Install ADB drivers.
  • Go to Adb folder (Usually ABD folder will be in C:\adb). Note: Make sure that you have installed ADB Drivers.
  • In the ADB folder and long press ‘shift’ key and right mouse click anywhere in the folder and click on ‘Open Command window here.’
  • Now connect your device to the PC using USB cable and execute the following command in the command prompt to boot your device into fastboot mode.

    ADB REBOOT BOOTLOADER

  • Execute the below command to unlock OEM

    FASTBOOT OEM UNLOCK

Installing Android O 8.0 Developer Preview 3

  • Download the Android O factory image for your device and extract the downloaded zip file it.
  • Connect your device to the PC using USB.
  • Go to Adb folder (Usually ABD folder will be in C:\adb). Note: Make sure that you have installed ADB Drivers.
  • Save the extracted files in ADB folder
  • Enter into the fastboot mode by press and hold ‘Volume Up + Volume Down + Power’ buttons or you can execute the following command.
    adb reboot bootloader
  • In the ADB folder and long press ‘shift’ key and right mouse click anywhere in the folder and click on ‘Open Command window here.’
  • Execute the “flash-all.bat“, It will start flashing
  • If flash-all.bat method doesn’t work, execute all commands manually
  • First, flash the bootloader and the radio
fastboot flash bootloader <bootloader file name here>.img
fastboot flash radio <radio file name here>.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • Flash the recovery, boot, and system images by executing the following commands
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img
  • Full wipe, cache and user data by executing the following commands
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
  • Now Reboot your device by executing the following commands
fastboot reboot
  • Done

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